Could your palm oil be the cause of orangutan murder? Elizabeth Key of Animal Rescue International warns that without action, orangutans and other great apes are facing rapid decline.
The Indian government has imposed trade restrictions on Malaysian palm oil following the Southeast Asian country's criticism of PM Modi's "anti-Muslim" policies. Can the two countries resolve their differences?
The world's largest palm oil producer has called the EU "discriminatory" over its plan to phase out biofuels. Europe is concerned about the environmental destruction and human rights violations practiced by the industry.
French lawmakers have voted to remove tax breaks for the use of palm oil as a biofuel. The tax incentive would have benefited energy giant Total, but it led to howls of protest from environmentalists.
With only 30 to 80 remaining around the world, the death of a 25-year-old female Sumatran rhino means the animal has become extinct in Malaysia. Decades of poaching had left the animals critically endangered.
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